Monday, July 28, 2008

Menu Plan 7/28-8/3

Monday: Roast Beef hoagies, carrots (with buffalo Pop'rs that I won last month. Veggie Mom is hosting another giveaway that ends TODAY so head over and comment for your own set of Pop'rs!) and watermelon

Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner: Sausage gravy, eggs & biscuits

Wednesday: "S" sandwiches*

Thursday: Taco Salads (or some sort of taco casserole;I've got to do a little research!), Skillet corn

Friday: Hot dogs, baked beans & potato salad

Saturday: Lemony Chicken Breasts with Rice*

Sunday: TBD

*"S" sandwiches were made to duplicate my hubbies favorite sandwich from a local restaurant. I take thin chicken breasts and grill them, then top the chicken with cheese (usually provolone or Swiss, but this week it will be monterey jack) and pepperoni. This goes on a toasted bagel and is served with a side of ranch. He loves them, which is why he choose the name and we haven't had them for a while.

*Lemony Chicken Breasts with Rice (from All You magazine)

4 Tbsp butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
4 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth (I will use homemade)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups long-grain rice (I will use brown)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Scrape into slow cooker.
Sprinkle chicken with salt. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter in skillet over medium-high heat until foaming. Add chicken breasts and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a slow cooker.
Add 1 cup broth and lemon juice to skillet and bring to a boil, scraping browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add to the slow cooker, along with remaining broth, rice and 1 tsp salt. Stir, cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender, 2-3 hours. Remove chicken and stir parsley into rice and season with salt and pepper. Divide rice onto plates and top with a chicken breast.

I will probably just make 3 chicken breasts since they are HUGE and there are only three of us. I may even cut the chicken into pieces before serving depending on how large the pieces are.
So there is my week - I'm just trying to use up a few things I have laying around. Next week should be very interesting since S and SS will be at band camp and I will be all alone. I see lots of cereal in my future! LOL!

If you are like me and need inspiration visit Organizing Junkie for more menu plans!

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